Food for Thought

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Nutrition plays an important role in cancer at all stages – prevention or risk reduction, treatment, and post-treatment. The time to start eating well is now and Food for Thought was created to give individuals a simplified look for incorporating healthy practices and dietary therapies into their daily routine.

 

Classes will be led by and moderated by Believe Big’s patient advocate and owner of Fit2Order, Stacy Fritz. Register today and start now to learn the foundational basics of nutrition to optimize and enhance your overall health and wellbeing. This class is for everyone – patients, caregivers, and those wanting to learn more about nutrition. View the replays at the bottom of this page.

Contributors:

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Stacy Fritz – Believe Big Advocate
Principal Owner – FIT2order, LLC

We Inspire Healthy Habits. Sedentary Solutions that Reduce the Health Hazards of Occupational Sitting

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Jen Nolan – BS, MS, ONC
Owner & Lead Oncology Nutrition Consultant

Jen offers oncology nutrition consults and nutrition genome analysis to the clients of Remission Nutrition.

www.remissionnutrition.com

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Paula Weinberg, JD, CNS, LDN, ONC
Integrative Oncology Nutritionist
Founder & Principal Owner – Healthspan Nutrition

Paula specializes in oncology nutrition, and is committed to empowering those affected by cancer with the most current evidence-based dietary and lifestyle changes.

www.health-span-nutrition.com

Past Believe Big Nutrition Classes

Why Does Food Matter 

Why do we care so much about what we eat? Why does it even matter? There’s a lot of discussion about what to eat and what not to eat- this often points us in opposite directions. There are so many popular “diets” and each one promises a slew of health benefits. In this class, participants learn why food DOES matter and how to sift through the nutrition information you receive.
Three Day Food Journal 
Print and track E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you consume for three days. *You can use your journal information as a learning tool.

Food Quality
Whole Foods .vs. Processed Foods
Organic Vs Conventional/GMO

Quality begins with WHOLE FOODS. Because the information contained in our food will dictate the messages being delivered to our cells, quality is of utmost importance.

Carbohydrates
The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY

Handouts:
Book: The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman
Great subscription sources for quality meat and poultry:
Butcher Box https://www.butcherbox.com (US)
Colorado Grass Fed Beef:  https://www.flyingbbar.com (Colorado)
Niku Farms https://www.nikufarms.com (Ontario)

SUGAR
The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY Part 2

Handout:
Resources:
Books:
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
  • The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
Podcasts:
  • Dr. Mark Hyman’s Doctor’s Farmacy – episodes February 2 & 4th
  • The Worst & Best Foods for Your Blood Sugar with Dr. Casey Means
  • The Truth about Sugar Addiction & How it Affects Your Health

TOP CANCER FIGHTING FOODS

Handout:
Books:
  • Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz
  • Healing Spices by Aggarwal & Yost
  • Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson
  • Cancer Free with Food by Liana Werner-Gray
  • Foods that Fight Cancer by Beliveau & Gingras

ALCOHOL & CANCER

Handout:
Paula’s Recommendations:
 
Stacy’s “Clean Margarita”
1. 1 packet of LMNT Citrus Salt (I used 1/2 a packet)  –
2. Selter Water (We used Bubly brand, lime inspired)
3. Squeeze of lime (organic)
*Don’t forget to use a beautiful glass????

 

What is Metabolic Terrain?

Questions from the Webinar:
1. Is water fasting recommended?
Water fasting can be very impactful but needs to be monitored by a well-trained professional.
2. Is Dairy Good or Bad for You?
Check out the 2nd Food 4 Thought Webinar #2 replay link on the Believe Big website www.believebig.org called “Food Quality, Whole Foods .vs. Processed Foods, Organic Vs Conventional/GMO
3. How can I get in touch with an oncology nutritionist?
Go to www.remissionnutrition.com for more information OR contact them via email at Email: info@remissionnutrition.com
Jen Nolan’s recommendations

KETO & CANCER

Good review – Ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer – Where do we stand? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7056920/
Another review – Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Prevention and Therapy: Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Opportunities. https://www.mdpi.com/1467-3045/43/2/42/htm

Books

To Juice or Not to Juice

    • Use minimally
    • Must be organic and all greens (no fruit)
    • Celery juice for lowing oxidative stress
    • Juiced fresh using a  high-quality cold-pressed juicer without heat
    • Farmers juice green (keto) is the best for store-bought.
    • Add fat like 1-3 teaspoons of MCT oil to help absorb nutrients
    • Consume with meal to help balance(not just a carbohydrate)
    • Walk/exercise close to consuming
      Juice

Jen Nolan’s Zippy Juice 

 2 stalks celery (including leaves), organic
 1 nub of ginger, organic
 A handful of parsley, organic
 1/2 of lemon (including rind), organic + seeds removed
 Filtered water (start with 1/2 cup)
 Optional: Add 1-3 tsps of MCT oil if not having it as part of a meal
Blend in a high-efficiency blender (We use the Vitamix). Shop deals here >
Smoothies 
  • Typically more frozen with a lot of fruit
  • Typically raw ingredients
Shakes 
  • Typically higher calorie, higher fat, more ketogenic and more of a meal replacement
  • Not as frozen or raw so good for someone who is going through cancer treatment
  • Add Dr. Cowan’s greens powders to this and a protein powder such as Nutiva Hemp, a VERY high-quality egg white protein powder if appropriate or Pure Paleo plain flavored from Designs for Health. Amy Myers also sells a plain bone broth protein powder that is good
Jen’s Go-to Shake
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup frozen berries
Nuts/seeds or nut butter *Depends on client needs
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp MCT 8 oil
1 tbsp freshly ground flax
Protein powder
1 tsp Dr. Cowans powder
Coconut or nut milk
Optional: A little monk fruit sweetener helps with palatability
*If thick you can pour into a bowl or jar and eat it with a spoon.
**Jen likes to “decorate” with a few berries, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, etc for a crunch.
Remission Nutrition will be sending out a newsletter later today, October 13th, we encourage you to sign up. They will be offering a fall discount of 10% off their services and a great discount from Dr. Cowan’s garden AND a yummy salmon salad recipe
Other Resources that Jen and Stacy shared:
1. Dr. Cowen’s Garden (Dried Vegetable Powders) https://www.drcowansgarden.com
2. Pure Paleo > (unflavored, Designs for Health)
3. Farmer’s Juice https://farmersjuice.com
*The above resources were discussed during the F4T Session, no product(s) were endorsed or recommended.

Resources

Books
Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (and Mary Enig)
Podcast Episode
Best quality salt
  • Redmond
  • Celtic
  • Himalayan
Magic Mineral Broth Recipe (no meat)